Europe is home to some of the most historic and culturally significant cities in the world – as well as London in good ol' Blighty, tourists flock in their droves to destinations such as Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome, Venice, Edinburgh, Paris and Berlin every year.
However, the downside of this is that these cities can be particularly expensive when it comes to a holiday – especially in terms of accommodation.
Luckily, there are many cheap hotels and hostels in and around these destinations that cater for travellers on a tight budget – and one of the best ways of sifting through these is by reserving your room through HostelBookers.
London: The world in a single city
London is not just the ultimate destination when it comes to soaking up all things British – the English capital is wonderfully cosmopolitan and has a diverse range of things to see and do.
Some of the main sights include the Tower of London, Hyde Park, the London Eye and the British Museum, as well as Buckingham Palace and the Natural History Museum.
London's nightlife is second to none, with bars, clubs and restaurants catering to every taste, lifestyle and culture imaginable. And with accommodation in the city being famously expensive, it may be a relief to know that you can easily find a low-cost London hostel through HostelBookers.
Edinburgh: Castles, festivals and culture
Edinburgh is well-known for its spectacular castles – both in the city centre and around the outskirts – together with its various arts festivals, numerous museums and vibrant nightlife.
Specific attractions that you might want to visit while staying in an Edinburgh hostel include the Glenkinchie Distillery, the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Zoo.
Cheap hostels in Edinburgh range from cosy city centre establishments to larger, more luxurious accommodation further out.
Dublin: Guinness, literature and more Guinness
Dublin is a wonderful destination for a city break – not only are there more pubs than you can shake a stick at, but the locals are amazingly friendly and the city's arts scene, particularly in terms of literature, offers up many interesting sights.
The main points of interest in the Irish capital for tourists include the Guinness Storehouse, Malahide Castle, the Dublin Writers Museum and the bustling Temple Bar area.
Staying in the city need not be overly expensive, as HostelBookers offers numerous Dublin hostel options to suit all budgets.